The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 785 763 792
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 65 83 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 61 58 81
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.54% +12.00%
MCPD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27142 25948 28987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.47% 27.13% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 21880 20643 24475
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCPD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region.

MCPD Salary Trend in England

MCPD
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCPD Salary Histogram in England

MCPD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 20 £52,500 -8.69% 3
South West -7 14 £100,000 +207.69%
North East - 11 £32,500 - 1
East of England -5 8 £55,000 - 1
South East -30 8 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North West -20 4 £40,000 +3.22% 1
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing MCPD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCPD.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (80.56%) C#
3 80 (74.07%) .NET
4 79 (73.15%) Microsoft
5 70 (64.81%) SQL Server
6 66 (61.11%) ASP.NET
7 65 (60.19%) SQL
8 56 (51.85%) MS Excel
8 56 (51.85%) MVC
9 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (48.15%) JavaScript
10 52 (48.15%) MCSD
11 51 (47.22%) CSS
12 48 (44.44%) HTML
13 44 (40.74%) .NET Framework
14 41 (37.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 41 (37.96%) SharePoint
15 34 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
16 32 (29.63%) jQuery
17 31 (28.70%) Degree
18 30 (27.78%) MCTS
19 27 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
19 27 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 26 (24.07%) SharePoint 2010
20 26 (24.07%) Windows
21 25 (23.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 25 (23.15%) CSS3
22 24 (22.22%) Finance
22 24 (22.22%) MCP
23 23 (21.30%) Visual Studio

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing MCPD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (37.96%) SharePoint
2 27 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (24.07%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (11.11%) IIS
5 6 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.85%) SAS
9 1 (0.93%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.41%) Office 365
3 3 (2.78%) SaaS
4 2 (1.85%) IaaS
4 2 (1.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) DNS
2 4 (3.70%) SAN
2 4 (3.70%) FTP
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
3 2 (1.85%) Extranet
3 2 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) LAN
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
4 1 (0.93%) DHCP
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (64.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (21.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.85%) NUnit
4 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) MSTest
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Automotive
2 11 (10.19%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.78%) Legal
4 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Billing
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (72.22%) Developer
2 26 (24.07%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.44%) Applications Developer
4 19 (17.59%) Software Developer
5 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Consultant
10 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.63%) SharePoint Consultant
10 5 (4.63%) .NET Applications Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.78%) Software Architect
12 3 (2.78%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.78%) VB.NET Developer
12 3 (2.78%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (74.07%) .NET
2 66 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 51 (47.22%) CSS
4 48 (44.44%) HTML
5 44 (40.74%) .NET Framework
6 41 (37.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (29.63%) jQuery
8 27 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 25 (23.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 25 (23.15%) CSS3
10 17 (15.74%) HTML5
11 14 (12.96%) WCF
12 10 (9.26%) XML
13 9 (8.33%) Ajax
14 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 7 (6.48%) LINQ
15 6 (5.56%) J2EE
15 6 (5.56%) XSLT
16 5 (4.63%) Middleware
17 4 (3.70%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 7 (6.48%) Open Source
2 7 (6.48%) Blog
3 6 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.70%) User Experience
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.85%) Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) NHS
6 2 (1.85%) W3C
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.07%) Windows
2 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
5 1 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.85%) MVC
2 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.37%) Scrum
4 20 (18.52%) ITIL
5 18 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (14.81%) Dependency Injection
7 15 (13.89%) OO
8 12 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 10 (9.26%) Project Management
9 10 (9.26%) CRM
9 10 (9.26%) SOA
9 10 (9.26%) TDD
10 9 (8.33%) UML
11 8 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (6.48%) Web Application Development
12 7 (6.48%) Graceful Degradation
12 7 (6.48%) Progressive Enhancement
12 7 (6.48%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.48%) Data Management
12 7 (6.48%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 87 (80.56%) C#
2 65 (60.19%) SQL
3 52 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.44%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.26%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.78%) C
7 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (48.15%) MCSD
3 31 (28.70%) Degree
4 30 (27.78%) MCTS
5 24 (22.22%) MCP
6 22 (20.37%) Security Cleared
7 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 16 (14.81%) MCSE
9 13 (12.04%) MCITP
10 11 (10.19%) MCAD
11 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.78%) CCA
12 3 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (1.85%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.93%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 79 (73.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle
3 5 (4.63%) HP
3 5 (4.63%) VMware
4 4 (3.70%) Dell
4 4 (3.70%) Intel
5 3 (2.78%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.78%) Red Gate
5 3 (2.78%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.85%) Meridio
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec
7 1 (0.93%) Sophos
7 1 (0.93%) Google
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Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday / Bonus / Home Working
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
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Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago